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USDN Members Featured in List of World's Most Impressive Urban Forests: Intelligent Living featured USDN Members Austin TX, Dallas TX, Charlotte NC, New York City NY, Portland OR, Sacramento CA, and Washington DC in their list of Most Impressive Urban Forests Around the World, citing criteria including aesthetics, public safety, and GHG emissions reduction.
USDN Member Mayors Appointed to EPA Committee: USDN member mayors and other leaders from Newark NJ, Lincoln NE, Detroit MI, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, San Francisco CA, Eugene OR, Philadelphia PA, Palm Beach County FL, Madison WI, Maui County, and Snohomish County WA were appointed to the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee to advise on critical environmental issues in their communities.
Buffalo NY Hosts Urban Farm Day: Buffalo NY hosted an Urban Farm Day to increase interest in urban agriculture by showcasing 15 farms plus one in the neighboring city of Tonawanda NY while also showcasing workshops and speakers.
Philadelphia PA to Revamp their Public Transit System: SEPTA released a plan to makeover Philadelphia PA’s bus system by redesigning routes to be more accessible and increase ridership while continuing efforts to reduce GHG emissions.
Columbus OH Smart Columbus Project Continues Moving Forward: Columbus OH’s Smart Columbus Project has wrapped up their participation in the Smart City Challenge and will be moving forward as a collaborative innovation lab to continue planning and launching new technologies for micromobility and public transit.